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State of Ohio (Clermont, Brown, Adams, Hamilton, Pike, Warren, Scioto Counties) May 2, 2006 Election
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Lobbyists and Special Interest Groups

By Deborah A. (Hardwick) Kraus

Candidate for US Representative; District 2; Republican Party

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Lobbbyists and Special Interest groups are part of the reason our government's debt ceiling is so high. Everyone is trying for a piece of the pie.
There are entirely too many lobbyists and special interest groups. They are influencing our elected officials by providing paid for perks and other monetary inducements influencing their votes on bills (such as the Defense Department Appropriations Bill mentioned above + HR 2863); that is not right. In the Cincinnati Enquirer dated 3/4/06 there is an article about the latest congressman to be sentenced for taking bribes from special interest groups to steer government contracts their way. He is one of more than a dozen that have been convicted of such crimes since the 1970's. This is embarrassing and needs to be curtailed.

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